John Doody to Judge RMWABLC Framed Competition
Renowned Brisbane based photographer and physicist Mr John Doody will be the Senior Judge for the “Framed” photo competition to be displayed at the Bush spirit Festival on the 1st of June this year. The Festival and the Photo competition are part of the Queensland Governments Queensland Week Celebrations.
Photography has been a passion for John for the past 35 years. John’s photographic philosophy is in line with that of Ansel Adams when he likens the production of a fine art photographic print to the playing of a symphony by an orchestra. He said “the camera is like a musical instrument, it can do nothing unless it is played well. The negative or in our case the digital negative, is like the musical score, the basic information is there but it must be interpreted to produce the fine art print. Finally the production of the print is likened to the performance of the symphony. Every nuance of the negative must be developed to produce in the fine art print what the photographer saw in his mind’s eye”.
The most significant photographic project John has been involved in over the last few years is the “Legacy of Light” exhibition. The photographic exhibition features the photographic work of five generations of Photographers 1863 – 2012.
John’s other areas of interest have included collaboration with high profile Brisbane photographer Rod Pforr in the development of Portraiture Technique, working as a fashion photographer for Viviens model agency and in the early days working as a wedding photography. John is a member of the Monochrome Society and is developing the application of the zone system to digital photography. This includes writing a book on Black &White photography where the application of the zone system will be explored in detail. John’s current major project is a photographic expedition to the Arctic in August with professional photographers Peter Eastway and Joshua Holko.
So, North Burnett photographers rest assured that when you entre the framed competition this year you will have a professional with a lifetime of experience judging your work. For more information or competition entry forms please contact The RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre on 41 657 272 or Kylie Schoolie on 41617300.